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Youngsters taking part in the Sylvie Mason Blitz.


49 boys and girls trained on Sunday in addition to taking part in the pre match formalities for the John Mitchel’s Sylvie Mason tournament.

In addition, 8 of our under 7s girls participated in the competition playing alongside their under 8 and 10s compatriots. They played outstandingly and are a credit to themselves and their parents.  To say, we as coaches, are very proud of them is an understatement.

Our next and last session of the year is Sunday the 28th of November.  I’m sure there will be a meal presentation and even some treats on the day.  Looking forward to seeing all our under 7s then
Training next week indoors for all in our fantastic indoor facility (new joiners always welcome):
Age: 6/7 years @ 10.15am
Age:  4/5 years @ 11.00am
Until then keep practising and as always please complete the Covid questionnaire.


Youngsters taking part in the Sylvie Mason Blitz.

Youngsters taking part in the Sylvie Mason Blitz.


The annual Sylvie Mason blitz brought our season to a close in great style last Sunday morning and with the quality of football on display it was a fitting end to a super season.

The atmosphere was electric and the girls put on a great display of football. The morning began with the traditional parade and the girls marched proudly around the pitch behind piper Karen Mc Mahon.

The girls were divided in to 4 teams, and each team was named after John Mitchel’s legends, John Dalton, Robert Dowd, John Thorny O Shea and Alan Conway. Competition was fierce and scores were hard fought for.

Throughout the morning the brilliant point scoring and tough tackling were there for all to see and when the scores were calculated after the round of matches it was Ava Byrne who led team Robert Dowd to victory.

The coaches would like to thank all the girls for the hard work and commitment throughout the season. We watched the girl’s footballing ability grow week on week and it made us very proud to see the quality of play at the blitz.

We wish all the girls who are moving on to u12s next year the very best of luck and look forward to welcoming all the girls who will join the squad from the academy.

See you all early in 2022. Padraig, Tanya and Brian.

Youngsters taking part in the Sylvie Mason Blitz.

The u12 girls’ season has finished   and we look forward to seeing you all again next season.
Keep up the practice at home.

Under 14/16 girls
The u 14 girls’ season has now finished. Keep up the practice at home
We look forward to seeing you all again for next season.

Youngsters taking part in the Sylvie Mason Blitz.

Youngsters taking part in the Sylvie Mason Blitz.

Youngsters taking part in the Sylvie Mason Blitz.

Youngsters taking part in the Sylvie Mason Blitz.

Youngsters taking part in the Sylvie Mason Blitz.

Our u9s finished their season today in what was probably the nicest day of the year in 2021

16 degrees of heat welcomed our boys as they played in our famous Sylvie Mason end of year blitz.

We split into 4 teams and the games went on the average score (no points for winning) and boy did we have some morning of football.

The skills on show were superb with plenty of harassing tackling sprinting shouting and scoring with every kid getting a touch of the ball and the main thing Having Fun!!!! Also, the improvement in some of our boys was Brilliant!!

The winners collected their trophies and all the boys’ got medals and goodie bags to round off on what was probably the best day we had at the club this year.

We want to say a huge thanks to the boys and their parents for coming up every Sunday. Also, a massive thanks to the mentors and in particular Mark Mcevoy for organising a great year for our boys.
We wish you all health and happiness in the run up to Xmas and please remember keep practising your skills and we will see you all again in 2022
Up the Mitchel’s !!!💚💛👍💛💚💚💛💚💛

Youngsters taking part in the Sylvie Mason Blitz.

Youngsters taking part in the Sylvie Mason Blitz.

Under 11 Boys
Firstly, to say that we were blessed with the weather is an understatement! What a morning we had for our annual end of year blitz!

Our girls and boys took to the field for one last this year in eager anticipation of the action that lay ahead. Karen McMahon on bagpipes lead our small army of children down the main field and back again finishing off with a rousing rendition of the national anthem
Then it was straight into action!! After a morning of great skills, goals, points, dubious refereeing decisions and total action the following were the winning teams that so deserved the honor of winning on Sylvie Mason day
Team Robert Dowd – winners of Girls u8/10s
Team Bruddy Borrows – winners of boys u9s
Team Teddy Dowd – winners of boys u11s

Captains Ava, Ryan and Calvin collected the winning trophies to the delight of their team mates and both in their captains’ speeches thanked all the players and coaches for what was a great year

Huge thanks to Tanya, Sonya and Sadbh in the shop. Joanne, Megan and Hannah who did the goodie bags. Humongous thanks to Mark Mcevoy (Juvenile Chair) who organized the day brilliantly. Massive thanks also to George Lowe who said some lovely words about Sylvia Mason and the contribution he made to the club juvenile section all those many years ago. Also, thanks to the fields committee, referees, coaches’ parents and of course all of our future stars to make our last day the best day of the year 🤩🤩😃😃🙌🙌🙌
So that’s it for another year – please remember to keep practicing over the Winter, keep safe and see you all in early 2022
Up the Mitchels💛💚💛💚💛💚

The u 13 boys’ season has now finished. Keep up the practice at home
We look forward to seeing you all again for next season.

Training continues Monday Wednesday and Friday for the u15’s not sure of what competitive fixtures remain for the rest of the season but will keep ye all updated as soon as we know more full attendance required for training to remain fit and sharp
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

UNDER 17 Boys
Our under 17 team played against Na Gaeil in the semi-finals of the town/ Brendan’s Championship in Ballyseede under lights, unfortunately on the night Na Gaeil proved too strong for us, fair play to the team and management for playing this game as we have had along lay off, our u17s are now finished for the 2021 season. Hope to see you all again in 2022.

Well done to Áine Ní Mhurchú who has made it to past the trials section with TG4 underdog from our senior ladies’ team and coach Rory Kilgallen
Tune in and watch Áine Ní Mhurchú  and follow her progress each week. Fingers crossed that you make it through to the next stage.
We are very proud of you from all here at John Mitchel’s Gaa Club
Our senor ladies are awaiting fixtures for the next game in north Kerry league.
Anyone interested in joining should come along and give it a go. If you are 16 and over, you are more than welcome to join. Great way to meet new people and keep active also.
Do not forget to fill out the return to play form before each session.

The Senior men have now finished for the season and will take a short break before starting their winter training for next season

We have joined up with St Vincent De Paul to rise much needed funds for both John Mitchel’s and SVP. All donations welcome. Clothes bank on site.

Our walkway is open for everyone to enjoy come along and take part in a healthy lifestyle.  Complete with bollard level lighting.
Winter walking club coming soon. Stay tuned.

San Rita Wellness
San Rita Wellness weight loss and wellness consultants hold weekly (in person) meetings every Tuesday in our clubhouse (Ballyseede)
Times: 9.30am-10.30am & 5.45pm -6.45pm
Warm and friendly interacting group meetings, simple to follow calorie counting plan.
Come along and make a fresh start.

Big news
Our weekly bingo was back to its roots this week as it was held in our old club grounds Chamfers next to Aldi on John Joe Sheehy Road on Wednesday 29 was fanatic to see everyone enjoying the evening.
New start time of 8.00pm
Prices and prizes with roll over jackpot are back
Double €15.00, includes sheets 1 pink 1 blue and 1 yellow. Single €11.00, includes sheets 1 pink 1 blue and 1 yellow. Extra sheets sold separately pink sheet €2.00, Blue sheet €2.00 Yellow sheet €1.00
Any line €30.00 Full House €60.00 Rolling jackpot starts at €500.00 on 44 calls or less!
Spread the word! Bring a friend!! Meet old friends or make new friends

We are thinking of running a Christmas Market this year in our complex in Ballyseedy . It will be €25.00 per day and you will need your own table also. The dates will be 12th and 19th   both Sundays in December and will only go ahead if we have 50 tables per day also. Payment for your table will also be taken when booking your spot. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Tanya on 0876258737 or message us on Facebook for more information.

If anyone is interested in hiring the hall for indoor soccer, basketball or indoor dance and fitness classes please contact immediately as only a few spaces available
Our Astro in our sports complex at Camp Ballyseedy is available for bookings. For further information contact the club reception on 066 7197070.

We are also hiring out our old clubhouse on the John Joe Sheehy Road. You can hold dance classes, meetings, fitness classes, book clubs you name it we can cater your needs. For more information, please call us on0667197070 and we will be glad to assist

Hi folks we are now Closing membership for player’s & patrons for 2021 we will inform you when it re opens for next season.…

Grounds Committee
Grounds committee helped upkeep and maintain our grounds throughout the season. Thanks to all involved

MERCHANDISE:  John Mitchel’s Training Gear
Please use the link below to see all the merchandise available to purchase.
Na Misteallaigh Abu…/john-mitchels-gaa-kerry.htm

Thanks to all who supported our shop all year round. We will run the shop again next season. Thanks to all volunteers through the year especially to Maureen, Sonya, Abigail, Alanna Ava and Joan.

Block 11 Gym
Anyone wanting to do a bit of exercise while the kids are training on a Sunday morning, or any evening can avail of the on-site gym for as little as €5.00 each time or €40.00 per month. It would be a great way to stay fit, especially in the cold wet weather. There is a huge range of equipment to avail from and help is always on hand. Please contact Oliver for more information.

Boot Club
Boot club has been a fantastic sucess and most of the boots have gone to new homes. Both parents and players are finding it great as a backup if boots are forgotten or on the way out. Feel free to take a pair when needed. Thanks to all who have passed on their boots. We will continue this initiative for next season also.

Help our Club to win a cash prize! Please nominate our club when you buy your ticket online for the Kerry Gaa house draw. Support the club support the County. Buy online at #YourKeyToTheKingdom
Win a house in Killarney with Kerry GAA
For €100 you could win a stunning new build A-rated 3-bedroom house superbly located just off the Park Road in Killarney, Co Kerry.
Kerry GAA are also running numerous other promotional draws throughout the fundraising campaign. The earlier you purchase your “Win a House in Killarney” ticket (or tickets!) the more draws you will be entered into. Remember all tickets purchased before the deadline for each promotional draw will entitle you to be entered into all promotional draws thereafter.
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The death has occurred of Helen (Lila) Roche
O’Rahilly’s Villas, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Anita Nolan
Ballinorig, Estate, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Helen Corridan
Alderwood Road, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Dermot Lee
Greenhills, Dublin / Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Tommy Maunsell
Caherbreagh, Tralee, Kerry

The death has occurred of Noreen Enright
Stacks Villas, Tralee, Kerry

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